Truth be told, I don’t want anyone to read some of the things I write. Not my journals. Or the letters/emails I sent my husband when we were dating. Especially not the Valentine’s Day card I am writing today.
But I want my books, blogs, posts, and tweets to be read. The communications that career dictate I send. The documents penned to the immigration officer informing that my child has permission to fly with the adult named in the ink.
So why do I care if anyone reads what I write? I look at the scenarios above and it narrows down to this: It’s the medium for creating a paradigm shift for my audience. My reason for writing.
A paradigm shift ushers in change. Change is churned out in words. Words are absorbed through reading.
No reading = no change.
(continued on my guest blog at http://saradavison.org/2014/02/14/why-do-i-care-if-anyone-reads-what-i-write-by-susan-harris-2/